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Thunder of Niagara Air Show souvenir program books benefit area organizations


Thu, Jul 16th 2015 03:15 pm

During both days of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, souvenir program books will be sold for $10. Part of the proceeds will support the missions of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC).

Volunteers in red aprons, with carts provided by Wegmans, will be visible inside the main entrances and near main displays. The program book is the only official information guide for the 2015 show and includes these bonuses: Thunderbird poster, aviation trading card and log-in information to access a digital version of the program and a two-year aviation calendar.

The Thunder of Niagara Air Show is presented by the 914th Airlift Wing, 107th Airlift Wing and theNiagara Military Affairs Council. For more information on the event, visit www.thunderofniagara.com. Keep up with the 914th by visiting www.niagara.afrc.af.mil.

Organizers said, "Air Force air shows are valuable community events that increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies and programs of the United States Air Force. Military air shows support recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and women to serve in the military. In addition, we at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station like to host air shows as a way to thank the community for their never-ending support of the base."

For 60 years, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC Inc. and a United Way agency, has provided habilitation and supportive services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities of all ages and their families. OUN is dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing them the resources to reach their greatest potential, including training, employment, recreation, service coordination, fine arts, horticulture therapy and residential opportunities. For more information, visit www.oppunlimited.org.

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